This charming hotel offers you a warm welcome and is situated in the small village of Les Houches, just 7km from Chamonix Mont Blanc. The hotel is family friendly and boasts spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the famous Aiguille du Midi.
The rooms of the hotel are a mix between contemporary neutral colours and bright patterned traditional fabrics. The communal areas have all been decorated in sleek modern alpine stile with plenty of comfortable faux fur, rugs, pillows and other furnishings.
There are 48 rooms ranging from single to quadruple occupancy; all rooms are en-suite and have satellite TV, free Wifi and telephone. All bedrooms either overlook the tranquillity of the forest or the panoramic view of the Mont Blanc mountain range.
The hotel is open all year around and in the summer months guests can enjoy the beautiful garden and terrace area which has stunning views along the valley and carefully planted colourful flowers.
For further information or to make a booking please enquire directly or visit their website using the links on this page.
The salon-bar is a welcoming place to relax in the evenings; there is a log fire, a pool/billiards table and a play room for children.
The restaurant serves up local specialities and delicious creative cuisine every evening. Breakfast is served from the buffet.
Families & Kids
You’ll need to book your own childcare, when staying here. There is a great choice of childcare options in Chamonix from full-time nanny services to the odd night of babysitting. In addition, during the winter season, many of the ski-schools operate creche services. Booking in advance is always recommended and strongly advised for the school holiday periods.
Also see: Childcare in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
You’ll need to book your own transfers, when staying here. Your main options are shared or private transfers, but consider whether you would prefer a door-to-door service or a (generally cheaper) “communal” drop-off point at your destination.
Also see: Transfers to Chamonix, France
You’ll need to book your own ski hire, when staying here. There are many choices for hiring equipment. Generally, you’re best off choosing somewhere close for ease of access, & less far to carry your kit, easier to make changes, and quicker to return and pay at the end. Nevertheless, many suppliers will deliver and some snow-front rental stores offer ski lockers, so it’s worth checking out all the options.
Also see: Ski Hire in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
Instructors & Lessons
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own ski or snowboard lessons. Tuition is strongly recommended for complete beginners and is always a good idea whatever your level to perfect your technique. Group lessons are a great way for children to learn with their peers whilst giving you some free time on the slopes. Groups are also a generally cheaper option for adults, however, with a private instructor you’ll have undivided attention and be able to progress at your own pace.
Also see: Ski Schools in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
Guides & Tours
When staying here, you’ll need to book your own Guides & Tours, which are a great way to discover Chamonix whilst doing a number of fun activities. During the winter, if you are keen to go off-piste, booking a High Mountain Guide is strongly recommended. Not only do they know the best local spots, these highly trained and experienced individuals are very familiar with the surroundings and can provide loads of insights you won’t get by yourself, as well as helping to ensure your safety.
Also see: Guides & Tours in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
During the winter months tranquil the hotel provides a free bus shuttle to the ski slopes.
There is free parking available at the hotel.
- "What a gorgeous building in a beautiful spot right opposite Mt Blanc. We received a really warm welcome and we were delighted with our room with a balcony overlooking the mountains. Fantastic location for exploring Chamonix and surrounding area. Breakfast was plentiful and very good." - Trip Advisor
- "We've stayed at the hotel a number of times. Maria at reception and all the hotel staff are always very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and cosy and there is continual upgrading of the facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are delicious. Most importantly the hotel represents great value."- Trip Advisor
- "On a road trip travel one night stay. Amicable staff, food was exquisite and the room size very adequate, clean and with exceptional views. I do suggest however that such a hotel is ideally for those planning to experience mountain climbing and similar excursions."- Trip Advisor
- "The hotel is located on a hill just on the edge of the town, a few minutes on foot from the centre and an easy walk for anyone doing the TMB. The rooms are simple but modern and very clean with super comfy beds. We paid a little extra for a mountain side room and had a nice balcony with an excellent view of Mont Blanc. Dinner and breakfast were both very good and the staff were friendly and helpful. Reception can give you a card that gives free use of the local bus and train services throughout your stay but you may have to ask for it."- Trip Advisor
- "Brilliant staff. Really great hotel. This was the fourth time we had stayed there.
The rooms are average size and clean. The bar area is excellent with a good choice of drinks and friendly, helpful staff. We chose half board and good is really very good. Both dinner and breakfast were very good. Plenty to chose from and nice restaurant area. The hotel is set up the hill in Les houches and the views are amazing."- Trip Advisor
Les Houches has plenty of traditional charm whilst also offering the facilities of a modern resort. Old stone farmhouses and wooden chalets sit side-by-side with smart apartment buildings, while a small but lively selection of bars and restaurants provide a bit of buzz in the early evenings.
Les Houches has a small but reliable choice of restaurants, both on and off the ski area. It is actually one of the best places in the valley to eat at mountain restaurants as they are all individually run and have mostly been in the same family for years. Most are only open for lunch but Les Vieilles Luges opens of an evening (booking essential) and is an exceptional experience; good food and lovely hosts in a 250 year old alpine farmhouse. Down in the village, the Kitsch Inn and Le Delice both offer good contemporary cuisine and Le Ghandi is one of only two Indian restaurants in the whole valley. Other than that, there is the usual mix of local cuisine and pizza restaurants to take your pick from.
Also see: Restaurants in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
The nearest golf course to Les Houches is the Golf Club de Chamonix, an 18 hole course in Chamonix Les Praz, near to the Flegere lift station. It has a driving range, club house and pro-shop where you can stock up on all the essentials. They hold regular competitions throughout the summer, the course is closed in winter.
Also see: Golf Courses in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
Les Houches has two ski lifts, the Bellevue cable car just past the village centre and the Prarion gondola at the far end of the resort. They both run regularly throughout the day and you rarely have to queue; although be aware that for some reason their ticket queues are always deathly slow, so beat the crowds and buy your lift pass online beforehand. The Les Houches ski area is a large network of mostly blue and red slopes that link the two lifts and you can get a bus from one to the other, meaning that it doesn't much matter which one you come up or go down. Both lifts have carparks but they are often full, so take the 01 or 25 bus that stops right outside each lift instead.
Also see: Ski Areas in Chamonix, France
Les Houches has a small but lively apres-ski scene, spread across a selection of bars and restaurants between the Bellevue cable car area and the village centre by the tourist office. Right at the foot of the cable car is the Kitsch Inn, a retro-styled bar and restaurant that often has live music and themed parties. Just opposite is Le Spot, a small friendly place that also has the odd band or DJ playing throughout the winter and a little further along the road is Hotel Slalom with its cosy lounge bar. About 10-15 minutes walk down the road to the town centre (or hop on a bus) and you'll come first to La Chavanne, a small bar with a large pavement terrace, and then to Le Delice, a cosy restaurant with a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a drink without ordering food. There are also occassional concerts and entertainments at the Espace Olca, some of which are free entry.
Also see: Bars in Chamonix - Les Houches, France
Location: Chamonix - Les Houches
Star Rating: 3 Star
Property Style: Hotel
Vibe / Atmosphere: Traditional & Modern mix
Activities: Tours / Excursions
Bookings For: Lift Passes
Catering: Full-board | Half-board | Breakfast
Event Services: Accommodation | Activities | Catering | Internet/Wifi | Meeting Room(s) | Presentation Equipment | Technical Support
Transport: Ski shuttle (complimentary)
Cleaning: Daily housekeeping
Access: Family rooms | Lift / Elevator
Restrictions: Non-smoking | Pets not allowed
Room: Balcony | Open fire | Luggage storage | Safe / Secure box | Ski / Boot Room | Telephone
Car-parking: Free parking | Parking on property
Families & Kids: Baby Cots | Childcare | Play Area
Entertainment: Restaurant | Room Service | Drinks bar | Free WiFi | Games available | Pool table | Satellite TV
Outdoor: Garden - Private | Terrace
View: Mountain view
Open Seasons: Spring | Summer | Autumn | Winter
Address: 450 Route de Coupeau | Chamonix - Les Houches | 74310